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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Biography
Maksim Chmerkovskiy whose full name is Maksim Aleksandrovich Chmerkovskiy, is a Ukrainian-American Latin–ballroom dance champion, choreographer, and instructor. He was born on January 17, 1980 in Odessa, Ukrainian SSR to Aleksandr Chmerkovskiy and Larisa Chmerkovskaya.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy began dancing at the age of four when his parents enrolled him to a school of aesthetic education. The family immigrated to Brooklyn, New York in 1994. Moving to the United States gave Chmerkovskiy the opportunity to rededicate himself to dance. At 15 he began working at a local Russian restaurant, dancing as entertainment.
Chmerkovskiy moved to America at a young age, and continued to dance, becoming a professional Latin Ballroom dancer who later rose to fame on the ABC reality dance competition show Dancing With the Stars. Chmerkovskiy made his first appearance during the show’s second season as a professional competitor.Maksim Chmerkovskiy
The classically-trained ballroom dancer helped celeb dancer Mel B take home a second-place trophy in season five. Chmerkovskiy most recently danced with Entourage actress Debi Mazar.He is an owner of three dance studios in the New York City area and resides in Edgewater, New Jersey.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wife – Maksim Chmerkovskiy Baby
He was engaged to fellow DWTS pro and Ukrainian Karina Smirnoff for nine months in 2009. In 2012 Chmerkovskiy began dating another DWTS pro, Peta Murgatroyd, but the relationship ended in 2013 after 10 months. He was also in a “serious” relationship with model Kate Upton later that year. Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd reunited in October 2014. Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd became engaged on December 5, 2015, when he proposed while onstage for a performance of Sway: A Dance Trilogy in Miami, Florida. Chmerkovskiy and Murgatroyd’s son Shai Aleksander was born January 4, 2017 and they were married in a contemporary Jewish ceremony in Long Island, New York on July 8, 2017.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Height
He stands at 6′ 2″.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Dancing Titles
2005 Yankee Classic Professional Latin Champion
2005 Blackpool Dance Festival Semi-Finalist
2004 Manhattan Dancesport Professional Latin Champion
2004 Nevada Star Ball Champion
2004 World Masters Finalist
2004 Moscow Kremlin Cup Finalist
2004 Philadelphia Dancesport Festival Champion
2003 All England Champion
2003 Ohio Star Ball Latin Champion
2003 La Classique du Quebec Champion